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James R. Mulkey

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Mulkey James R. Mulkey, 53, went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2017. He was the son of Ballard and the late Emma (Polley) Mulkey. James was born and raised in Springfield Ohio. He resided in Reynoldsburg, Ohio with his family. James had many passions for history, sports, education, family, and serving the Lord. He held degrees from Urbana and Webster University. James leaves behind Denise (Shipley), his beloved wife and best friend of 33 years; his children, Sara (Jerry) Ratliff, James, Anthony (Casey) Mulkey, Katie Mulkey, and Franklin Mulkey; his beloved father, Ballard "Huck" Mulkey; his partner in crime, busy buddy and brother, Eddie Mulkey; and sister, April Bowens. James loved all 11 of grandchildren who brought him great joy and kept him young, Lennox, Ryan, Olivia, Emily, Dane, Madison, Zayla, Lauren, Logan, Haddix, and Kohen Mulkey; mother law, Kathryn Shipley, who they share a passion for politics, westerns, debating who was going to the let the dogs out. Greeting him in heaven are his loving mother Emma and his grandson Haddix James Mulkey. A memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Simple Church, 6475 E. Main St. #134 Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. Arrangements under the care of COTNER FUNERAL HOME, Reynoldsburg. Messages may be sent to James' family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 24, 2017
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